Well regarded Trend Micro, is offering a free 3 year license to students – as best I can determine, based on a Google translation from the original French – “This license is valid only within the market of Education for the protection of personal computers of the agents used for strictly professional.”
From the site:
Utilizes Trend Micro Smart Protection Network to proactively stop threats before they reach you
Protect your PC from viruses, spyware, worms, trojans, botnets and rootkits
Fake AV Cleaner – eliminates malware posing as antivirus software
Prevent unauthorized changes to your applications
Includes a copy of Smart Surfing for Mac
Customize your Titanium with a favorite photo or image
Block downloads and access to and from malicious websites photo or image
Find and block malicious links in emails or IMs
Block email and image spam
Windows Firewall Booster
Protect your children online
Restrict Internet content and set an access schedule for your kids
Maximize your PC’s performance
System Tuner improves PC performance by cleaning up browser history, cookies, temporary files, registries, and more
Protect and defend your data from loss and theft
Data theft prevention keeps your sensitive personal information, like credit card numbers and passwords safe
Secure Erase- Shred computer files with sensitive information
This offer is hosted in France but, the installer recognized my machine is “English” and installed the application accordingly.
How to get this application:
You will see the following form.
Insert your email address – then hit ENTER. DO NOT click.
You will receive an email with the license code and the following download links.
XP – Download Trend Micro Internet Security by clicking the following link:
VISTA – Download Titanium Internet Security by clicking the following link:
Window 7 – Download Titanium Internet Security by clicking the following link:
You’ll notice that each link includes the “global” application. In other words, the OS will determine the appropriate language.
Let me be clear – I am not advocating that you take advantage of this offer if you are not a student. Still, since we live in a world of “lifelong learning” – the definition of “student” is rather elastic.
I have no personal experience with this application and can’t offer an opinion but, reviews of Trend Micro Internet Security are available at the following links.